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How do you bribe a billionaire?

Steve Henn | Jun 7, 2007
Prince Bandar bin Sultan, former Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S. and close friend of the Bush family, is facing allegations of taking billions of dollars in kickbacks from a British arms dealer. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime

Airlines get pension relief from Iraq spending bill

John Dimsdale | Jun 7, 2007
In the $120-billion Iraq war spending bill President Bush signed two weeks ago, amendments were slipped in that give financial breaks to two airlines. A couple of senators want to know how they got in there. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Travel, Washington

Britain has its health care problems, too

Stephen Beard | Jun 7, 2007
Britain's National Health Service is plagued by patient complaints of poor-quality care and long waits for some procedures. The problems have prompted calls for the NHS to lower its sights. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health

Don't confuse China with its neighbors

| Jun 7, 2007
Beijing's currency manipulation has prompted calls in Congress for protectionist legislation against China and other Asian nations. But commentator Adam Posen says lawmakers could hurt Americans with a response that's too broad.
Posted In: Washington

Baseball hopes TV draft will be a hit

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 7, 2007
Major League Baseball's draft has never been a big deal. But now it's on TV. Will that turn it into something bigger? Our business-of-sports analyst Diana Nyad shares her thoughts with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

Shopping via satellite

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jun 7, 2007
Sprint has launched a new service that will let cell-phone users shop with the help of GPS technology. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Retail

Mortgage fraud's costs go beyond the loan

| Jun 7, 2007
Widespread mortgage fraud has completely skewed home prices in some neighborhoods and raised questions about the late days of the housing boom. Mhari Saito reports.
Posted In: Crime, Housing

Bedouin women settle into worklife

Shia Levitt | Jun 7, 2007
Israel's Bedouins have been trying to transition from thousands of years of nomadic life to a more settled existence, a big challenge for a community with 60% unemployment. But women have found surprisingly equal footing, Shia Levitt reports.
Posted In: Canada

Economics of a superstar

| Jun 7, 2007
LeBron James has arrived. He's lived up to his promise in Cleveland and his spotlight may draw some free agents hungry for a championship, but it still won't be easy for the Cavs to build a legacy team around him, says David Carter.
Posted In: Sports

Time to sell?

Scott Jagow | Jun 7, 2007
Brokerage firm Morgan Stanley has a sophisticated market model with three key indicators and they're all blinking SELL for the first time since the dot-com bust. But it's not time for panic, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard explains.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street